Asian States Say They’ll Focus on Causes of Migrant Crisis

Asian States Say They’ll Focus on Causes of Migrant Crisis

A meeting held here on Friday to address the continuing exodus of migrants and refugees from Myanmar and Bangladesh ended with a commitment by the participants to target the root causes of the crisis and an ambitious plan of assistance for the impoverished and...
Tutu: The Slow Genocide Against the Rohingya

Tutu: The Slow Genocide Against the Rohingya

In a speech at the Oslo Conference on Rohingyas, transcribes on Newsweek.com, Archbishop Desmond Tutu credits the government of Myanmar for recent reforms, but reminds us all that t cannot “blind us to the ongoing disavowal and repression of its ethnic...
Aung San Suu Kyi must act on refugee crisis: Dalai Lama …

Aung San Suu Kyi must act on refugee crisis: Dalai Lama …

The Dalai Lama has appealed to Myanmar’s Nobel peace laureate Aung San Suu Kyi to speak up for the country’s persecuted Muslim Rohingya minority amid a worsening refugee crisis. The Tibetan Buddhist spiritual leader, the world’s most ­famous refugee, told The...
A Year for Human Rights in China

A Year for Human Rights in China

by Desmond Tutu and Chen Guangcheng The world is approaching the 25th anniversary of China’s crackdown in Tiananmen Square in 1989, when the Chinese military opened  fire, killing thousands of students and other peaceful demonstrators. Today there are calls from...
ElBaradei Joins Ad Board for Human Rights Campaign

ElBaradei Joins Ad Board for Human Rights Campaign

Mohamed ElBaradei, former head of the UN’s International Atomic Energy Agency, and a former Presidential candidate in Egypt, has joined the Advisory Board for TheCommunity.com’s campaign to raise awareness of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. ElBaradei, a...
Rohingya: Myanmar’s Proving Ground

Rohingya: Myanmar’s Proving Ground

by Muhammad Yunus and José Ramos-Horta One of the fundamental challenges of a democracy is how to ensure the voice of the majority does not trample the essential rights of the minority. In the founding of the United States this was addressed by the Bill of Rights,...
Celebs Come Out to End Slavery

Celebs Come Out to End Slavery

Nobel Peace Prize winning UN agency the International Labour Organization has launched an awareness raising campaign to end slavery, supported by Hollywood celebrities. Produced by the Abaunza Group and spearheaded with a video by Jada Pinkett Smith, the campaign...